5 Indian Dishes That Remind Us Of Holidays From When We Were Kids

5 Indian Dishes That Remind Us Of Holidays From When We Were Kids

The best Indian food is not found in expensive restaurants, but in the kitchens of Indian mothers. These dishes are simple, yet flavourful and remind us of summer holidays from back when we were kids. 

Here are 5 Indian Dishes that remind us of holidays:

Stuffed Parathas

There’s nothing quite like a stuffed paratha to remind you of the holidays. This delicious, comforting food is perfect for a winter day. The dough is filled with spices and vegetables, then cooked until it’s crispy and golden brown. Serve it with a dollop of yogurt or chutney for a truly satisfying meal.

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Aloo Puri

The Indian dish aloo puri is made with potatoes and whole wheat flour flatbreads. A lot of people eat Indian food for breakfast or as a snack, and it makes many people think of holidays when they were with family. A lot of people like aloo puri because it’s easy to make at home.

Chhole Bhature

Many people think of holidays when they think of chhole bhature. It’s a food that makes you think of family gatherings and having fun with friends. There are a lot of people in India and Pakistan who like this fried bread and chickpea curry dish. People from all walks of life can enjoy it, too. Most people love that it’s easy to make and can be made to their own tastes. Breakfast or dinner? Chhole bhature is sure to be a hit with anyone who wants something hearty.

Rajma Chawal

In India, people like to eat rajma chawal, which is made with red kidney beans and rice. A lot of people eat the dish as a sort of comfort food and many think of holidays with their families when they think of it. This dish is hearty and nutritious and you can eat it any time of the year.


An Indian delicacy, pakora is made from several types of veggies. Pakora is a popular Indian dish that can be made using potatoes, onions, cauliflower, and a wide range of additional ingredients, including spices and herbs. Chickpea batter is commonly used to make pakoras. Then they’re deep-fried till they’re a deep-fried crunch. In addition, if you’re looking for a quick and easy appetiser or snack, these would be ideal.

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